Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Micro-Hospitals Provide Health Care Closer to Home. U.S. News & World Report, April 24, 2017.

Small inpatient facilities are popping up across the country to offer medical care in underserved communities.

2) U.S. top court grapples over making copycat biologics available sooner. Reuters, April 26, 2017.

The Supreme Court is deciding whether to speed up the time it takes to bring to the market copycat versions of expensive medications.

3) Can algorithms help kick addiction? CNN Money, April 25, 2017.

Tech entrepreneurs believe algorithms and apps can support addicts and help them relearn healthy behaviors.

4) FDA: Avoid Fake ‘Miracle’ Cancer Treatments Sold on Internet. AP, April 25, 2017.

65 fake products are sold on the internet claiming to cure or prevent cancer.

5) Novartis to speed up bid for MS drug approval, changes target. Reuters, April 25, 2017.

Novartis is targeting patients at earlier stages of multiple sclerosis and has accelerated it’s bid for approval of its experimental drug.

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